vae

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See also: VAE, -vae, va'e, and -vä

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *wai, from Proto-Indo-European *wai. Cognate with English woe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

vae

  1. woe, alas
    • Vae victis!
      • Woe to the conquered
    • Vae, puto deus fio
      • Alas, I think I become a god

Usage notes[edit]

Takes the dative

References[edit]

  • vae in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vae in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “vae”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • vae” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)

Palu'e[edit]

vae

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

vae

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

vae

  1. Obsolete spelling of vai

Rapa Nui[edit]

Verb[edit]

vae

  1. choose